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Last-Minute Recipes to Make on Yom Tov!

Last-Minute Recipes to Make on Yom Tov!

The cooking-ahead-and-freezing life may not work for everyone. Maybe you don’t have a ginormous freezer just waiting to be filled with soups, appetizers, roasts, fish, kugels, and desserts. Maybe you’re a last-minute person by nature, or time just got away from you this year. Maybe you prefer to cook on Yom Tov so your food tastes fresher! Whatever the reason, we’re here to help with 35+ winning recipes you can prepare on Yom Tov and serve right away.


And because we’d all rather spend time with our families than in the kitchen on Yom Tov, we’ve selected recipes that require just a few minutes of prep time. (Just remember to leave on your stovetop or oven before Yom Tov, or you’ll be really stuck.)


For more on the practical halachot of cooking on Yom Tov, watch OU & You.


Enjoy, and Chag Sameach!




  1. Asian Peanut Chicken Salad by Jamie Geller

  2. Best-Ever Carrot Loaf by Rivky Kleiman

  3. Kale and Sweet Potato Sauté by Jill Hillhouse and Lisa Cantkier

  4. Farfel from the Nitra Cookbook

  5. Broccoli Salad by Miriam Zupnik

  6. Brach’s Famous London Broil by Rivky Kleiman

  7. Butternut Squash Fries by Rorie Weisberg

  8. Best-Dressed Quinoa Veggie Salad by Brynie Greisman

  9. Roasted Cauliflower with Dates and Pine Nuts by Elky Friedman

  10. Honey-Mustard Chicken by Leah Schapira

  11. Rib-Eye Steak by Brynie Greisman

  12. Broccoli Pastrami Sauté by Chanie Nayman

  13. Cauliflower Poppers by Esther Ottensoser

  14. Savory Zucchini Balls by Estee Kafra

  15. Maple-Mustard Salmon by Rivky Kleiman

  16. Savory Chili Basil Chicken by Rivky Kleiman

  17. Shredded Kani Salmon by Estee Kafra

  18. Beer Brisket by Rivky Kleiman

  19. Savory Flanken from the Dining In Cookbook

  20. Soft and Savory Chuck Roast by Chanie Nayman

  21. Green Trio and Duck Fry Sauté by Rivky Kleiman

  22. Pastrami Bruschetta by Chana Schapiro

  23. Lychee Lime Fish Skewers by Michal Frischman

  24. Succulent Chicken with Squash by Ashira Mirsky

  25. Sweet and Tangy Spare Ribs by Renee Muller

  26. Savory Pickled Dark Turkey Roast by Rivky Kleiman

  1. Blueberry Bars by Family Table

  2. Cookie Dough Fudge Pie by Miriam (Pascal) Cohen

  3. Apple Crumb Squares by Zehava Krohn

  4. Fruity Fruit Soup from the Dining In Cookbook

  5. Strawberry-Rhubarb-Apple Compote from the Dining In Cookbook

  6. Refreshing Fruit Soup by Brynie Greisman

  7. 3-Ingredient Cookie Butter Snaps by Reva (Blander) Yaffe

  8. Warm Vanilla Apple Cobbler by Rivky Kleiman

  9. Chocolate-Peanut-Butter Pie by Brynie Greisman

  10. Baked Pears with Honey and Cinnamon by Raizy Fried

  11. Simple No-Mixer Streusel Cake by Sara Wassserman

  12. Chocolate Toffee Bars by Shani Malka